28 Jan 2016
Though the distance between them was but mere feet, it yawned in sudden dizzying space, inviting a very long and a very hard fall. “Is this a test, Lord Ren?” he asked, mild, controlled. “Or are you simply trying to take my hand and lead me gently into treasonous admission?”
This is as close to a truce as they might get.
- Part 1 of Imperium
08 May 2016
Hux pressed no further. Through heavy, hooded eyes he instead cast over Ren’s body: the canvas upon which their passion had been painted, vicious and bloodied and brilliant. His own skin had taken it harder, Ren’s teeth rendering Hux’s chest a mottled riot of blue-black, the hint of red beneath like the blush of dawn below a storm-touched sky. Ren had been desperate. For all his so-called instinct, Ren had not known what he wanted, not really. But Hux had given it all the same, and freely at that.
Some part of him knew to fear such generosity. Hux chose to feel only the power in it instead.
The night is dark and full of terrors. And sometimes even the monsters themselves cannot sleep for the truth of what they themselves have created.
- Part 2 of Imperium
23 Apr 2016
Ren snatched it back. Stopped dead in his tracks, Hux could only stare. And Ren’s face had flushed, colour blotched high on his cheeks, eyes narrowed to black slits.
“I am not discussing this with you.”
Hux had not worked his way to general – had not embroiled himself in this scheme to be emperor – to be denied. “But it’s obviously unstable,” he said, lips twisted downward. “The lateral plasma vents alone—”
“Ren.” What he saw in the other man’s face now was not anger, though it travelled too close to its event horizon. “Ren, I’m trying to be helpful.”
Based on this prompt for the kylux May exchange:
Hux wants to be Emperor. Any Emperor needs a knight. A knight needs a blade. A functioning one. A perfect one. Hux makes it his job to personally get Kylo a new, whole crystal for a new lightsaber; it's a job he might royally fail at it because he has no clue about the world past his office desk...
- Part 3 of Imperium
20 Mar 2016
They say clothes maketh the man. Ren is the only one allowed to see anything of the person who remains beneath Hux's imperial regalia. And that's mostly because he's the only one entitled to strip it from him.
(Sort of not really a sequel to Imperator.)
- Part 4 of Imperium